Published Nov 22, 20096. North Lincoln Midwestern Blood (No Idea)
Combining antipathy with melody, North Lincoln expand into a spiralling rendition of Midwestern blue collar rock encapsulating thick vocals, notable beer-swinging swagger and deliciously chunky guitars and bass lines. Midwestern Blood escapes the power-chord punk found on their debut Truth is A Menace, and embraces their Glassjaw influences to paint a heavier, scruffier more dynamic picture of Grand Rapids, MI punk rock. Between the booming sounds on opener "My Summer Spent Indoors," the political undertones on "Remember" and the softer melodies on "Siblings," Midwestern Blood is chock full of hostility, melancholy and some of the craziest drumming of the year.